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Should British railways be re-nationalised?

Do you believe Britain's railways are better, and the country as a whole better off after privatisation?

There are some excellent answer above. All I would add is that it is probably to late now to renationalise the railways, and probably would cause more problems that it would solve. What does need to happen, however, is that the lumbering system that John Major's Tory Government bequeathed to the nation (and let's not forget it was the Tories who bungled the whole issue and carved up a national asset to the financial benefit of their city cronies) needs radical overhaul. The horizontal integration has to be abolished and steel reunited with wheel, without the nonsenses of Network Rail and rolling stock leasing companies. All this is doing is making vast sums of money for city accountants and lawyers which would be far better invested in the railways. We need to be looking at say four, or possibly five, regional companies in England, basically on the lines of the grouped companies, with separate companies for Wales and Scotland with each company totally responsible for it's own infrastructure and without the nonsense of constantly changing franchises - Railway Magazine recently calculated the phenomenal costs of every re-franchise from new uniforms to re-vinyling stock (after paying design consultants ). To American friends - the situation here is very different to Amtrak which is merely a public body running passenger services over privately owned tracks because the owners of those tracks don't want to run passenger trains.

Later edit. I not bty's comment about 'under new management' but, really, that is a fallacious argument. It's something of a quantum leap from the local grocers changing hands to a railway TOC. Obviously, sometimes it may be necessary - South East Trains a few years ago, sadly GNER on the collapse of its parent company and possibly First Great Western. But why on earth take the franchises away from Virgin Cross-Country, Midland Main Line and Anglia. It was a totally pointless, expensive and nonsensical exercise driven entirely but the stupidity of civil servants and Government ministers who couldn't run a Hornby Dublo set.

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Hornby Dublo 4678 Shell Tank Wagon OB
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Hornby Dublo 4075 Passenger Brake Van British Rail Maroon
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22 pieces HORNBY Dublo Meccano Ltd model train track
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Hornby Dublo 4654 Rail Cleaning Wagon Black boxed EC Very rare
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Hornby Dublo 2224 LMR 2 8 0 8F LOCOMOTIVE 2 Rail
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Hornby Dublo OO 2 3 rail plastic mineral freight wagon FNQHobbys W300
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Hornby Dublo OO scale break down crane for parts a complete water column
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Hornby Dublo OO 2 3 rail plastic mineral freight wagon FNQHobbys W301
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HORNBY DUBLO Meccano Ltd open wagon for model train set Made in England
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HORNBY DUBLO Meccano Ltd closed van for model train set
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HORNBY DUBLO Meccano Ltd guards van for model train set Made in England
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HORNBY DUBLO Meccano LtdShell Lubricatng Oil tanker for model train set
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hornby dublo 00 ho cast control tower made by meccanno in the 1950s
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Hornby Dublo 4050 Corridor Coach Original Box Near mint
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Hornby Dublo D2 High Side Coal Wagon x 3 Boxed
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Hornby Dublo 4647 wagon w Insul Container x 2 + 1 Furniture wagon unboxed
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Hornby Dublo 4630 4640 D1 Wagon High Capacity all boxed
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Hornby Dublo ED2 Boxed Double Arm Signal and one other Home unboxed
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Hornby Dublo Royal Mail Van Coach
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Hornby Dublo 4315 Maroon Horse Box all doors missing no horse boxed
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HORNBY DUBLO OO TRAINS 1938 1939 CATALOGUE REPRINT
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